Maersk and Wan Hai are throttling back their capacity into the US West Coast amid a severe drop in container freight rates that could lead to even more vessel cuts as the fourth quarter progresses.
Port of Oakland
Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland is a major gateway for U.S. exports, particularly agricultural exports. The port is in the midst of a major transformation of the former Oakland Army Base that will create a large logistics hub adjacent to the water.
23 Oct 2018
“This is the reality today. We must focus on service levels to make sure terminals are fluid,” Steve Balaski, senior business development manager for containers at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma, told the recent Western Cargo Conference of freight forwarders and customs brokers.
28 Sep 2018
By improving connectivity in the harbor through more on-dock rail, smoother hand-offs from the vessel to rail, and more timely and accurate data flow, West Coast ports will offer shippers a more attractive package for shipping discretionary cargo through their gateways to the eastern half of the United States, Los Angeles and Long Beach port executives agree.
26 Sep 2018
Set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, the bill will discourage retailers and other shippers from contracting with the companies that misclassify drivers by making the beneficial cargo owners jointly liable for any fines assessed on those operators.
17 Sep 2018
As the US chassis sector evolves, no one method of operation fits all ports/regions, but one appears to offer truckers an advantage.
14 Sep 2018
The move by TraPac provides additional evidence regarding the North American port trend to extend terminal gate hours to accommodate rising volume.
04 Sep 2018
The 2017 emissions inventories for Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland, which were produced by outside consultants, detail steps the ports have taken to reduce both health-risk and greenhouse gas emissions from vessels, harbor craft, trucks, trains, and cargo-handling equipment.
31 Aug 2018
The key to the top-tier ports’ dominant share of Asian imports is that ocean carriers have chosen the four gateways as the first call inbound on their services from Asia. And that ensures that retailers and other large importers receive what they value most.
23 Jul 2018
The two candidates standing for election appear to have identified the correct formula concerning two leadership factors.
28 Jun 2018
US ports can follow the lead of West Coast ports, which have developed a smart strategy to prepare several weeks in advance for sudden surges or drops in cargo volumes.
20 Jun 2018
SSA Marine’s 24-year lease extension in Oakland will open the door to increased investments in marine terminal and related infrastructure improvements that beneficial cargo owners should see reflected in more efficient operations at Oakland’s largest container terminal.
24 May 2018
The Oakland Portal that the Northern California port launched Thursday will help beneficial cargo owners, terminal operators, truckers, and other port users share shipment information on a single platform rather than having to access dozens of different websites.
31 Mar 2018
West Coast ports have taken the lead in breaking down the barriers to information sharing by establishing information portals that will allow all port users to access the shipment data they need in a secure environment. This development promises to accelerate productivity.
12 Mar 2018
The LA and Oakland information portals are expected to spread to other US ports.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
31 Jan 2018
The expansion of marine terminals, construction of a Cool Port and a Seaport Logistics Complex assure BCOs that Oakland not only has the physical capacity, but also the support structures needed to enhance cargo velocity, the port director said.
12 Jan 2018
The Port of Oakland is urging truckers to apply for roughly $65 million in state funding to update their trucks.
28 Nov 2017
The Port of Oakland Commission on Thursday is scheduled to take its second and final vote on the CenterPoint agreement.
10 Nov 2017
“The future is at hand.”
02 Sep 2017
The SSA-run Oakland International Container Terminal, which now handles 75 percent of the cargo at the port, showcases how Oakland has emerged after four years of painful transition.
29 Aug 2017
US exporters using West Coast ports are paying extra to work around shorter delivery windows.
26 Aug 2017
Oakland terminals get full complement of workers Saturday after ILWU Local 10 counter-demonstration is called off
25 Aug 2017
Six container ships, an auto carrier, and a cruise ship are due to be worked on Saturday.
24 Aug 2017
ILWU Local 10 will protest at conservative group's rally Saturday, but cargo-handling at Port of Oakland is expected to proceed as usual.
16 Aug 2017
A new bilateral agreement could open China’s huge market to US rice as early as next year.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
03 Aug 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland may be able to meet regulatory goals for zero-emission cargo-handling equipment at a fraction of the cost initially forecast.
28 Jul 2017
The subject of a contract extension was first raised in March 2015 at the JOC’s annual TPM Conference.
29 Jun 2017
Maersk Line says it is close to bringing its operations back to normal after a massive cyberattack.
09 May 2017
Disruption from the new carrier alliances just now being felt at West Coast ports and could begin as early as next week on the East Coast.
01 May 2017
Extending the ILWU contract into 2022 would guarantee BCOs labor peace on the West Coast for the next five years.
10 Apr 2017
Repurposing port properties for anciliary services helps Oakland to curb congestion.
03 Apr 2017
"Customers change over $50 a container.”
23 Mar 2017
The fee proposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District on March 3 would generate as much as $1.1 billion annually.
21 Feb 2017
Marine terminals encouraged to engage with truckers in order to improve turn times.
25 Jan 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are spending millions and implementing process improvements to protect market share.